Spectroscopic Signatures of Quantum Many-Body Correlations in Polariton Microcavities

Jesper Levinsen, Francesca Maria Marchetti, Jonathan Keeling, Meera M. Parish

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We theoretically investigate the many-body states of exciton polaritons that can be observed by pump-probe spectroscopy in high-Q inorganic microcavities. Here, a weak-probe "spin-down" polariton is introduced into a coherent state of "spin-up" polaritons created by a strong pump. We show that the ↓ impurities become dressed by excitations of the ↑ medium, and that they form new polaronic quasiparticles that feature two-point and three-point many-body quantum correlations that, in the low density regime, arise from coupling to the vacuum biexciton and triexciton states, respectively. In particular, we find that these correlations generate additional branches and avoided crossings in the ↓ optical transmission spectrum that have a characteristic dependence on the ↑-polariton density. Our results thus demonstrate a way to directly observe correlated many-body states in an exciton-polariton system that go beyond classical mean-field theories.

Original languageEnglish
Article number266401
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2019

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